NIHL: South cup competitions confirmed
The National Ice Hockey League (NIHL) South will seeÂ two cup competitions this season running alongside the regular season league games.
Clubs in NIHL South Division 1 will play a five team round robin (1H 1A) before two legged semi finals and final in February and March.
South Division 2 is split into two groups of four, each playing a 1H 1A round robin. Â At the conclusion of that the top two sides in each group meet in CardiffÂ for Finals Weekend in April.
NIHL SOUTH 1 CUP
Chelmsford Chieftains,Â Invicta Dynamos,Â London Raiders,Â Streatham IHC,Â Wightlink Raiders
Semi finals 25/26 February. Final 25/26 March (two legs, aggregate score).
NIHL SOUTH 2 CUP
Group A:Â Cardiff Fire,Â London Haringey Racers,Â Slough Jets,Â Wightlink Buccaneers
Group B:Â Bristol Pitbulls,Â Lee Valley Lions,Â Peterborough Islanders,Â Swindon NIHL Wildcats
Finals Weekend: 8/9 April, IAW Cardiff.
The arrangements are also being finalised for an NIHL North Cup competition – details will be released as soon as the clubs and LMC reach an agreement on format.
Photo: Chelmsford Chieftains after winning last season’s D1S Cup (photo: Chieftains Photography).